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William and Mary: November 1691

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November 1691

Nov. 1/11.
Vienna.
Mons. de Hemskerck to the Prince of Waldeck. It is becoming too severe for the troops to remain where they are. As soon as the Emperor is better, and can give an audience to the writer, he will try to make arrangements for establishing a magazine on the Upper Rhine. Copy, Extract. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 68.]
Nov. 1.
London.
News Letter. The entertainment of their Majesties in this city, on Saturday last, was very splendid and magnificent. Some little dispute happened between two companies of foot of the King's Guard, and the Artillery men of this city, led by Sir James Smith about precedency, but they only "worded it" and the red coats followed the King's person. His Majesty has been pleased to make Col. Saxfield the Commander-in-Chief at Tangier.
Mr. Tyson, one of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs is under his Majesty's displeasure, and Mr. Andrew Newport is made Commissioner in his stead. A person came to one of the correspondents of Mr. Peter Barr, an eminent merchant in this city, and offered him a bill of exchange of 30l which he refused to accept, not having advice, being desired to write to Mr. Barr about it, he did, but before the answer came, the person who brought the bill desired 6l. which he paid him, and before the answer came, Mr. Barr, very prudently wrote, not only to the person in Kent, but to all the correspondents he had in England and gave them caution of the person, so that at Yarmouth, offering a bill to one Mr. Cooper, he was seized and carried before a justice of peace, where instead of demanding money he swore that Cooper offered him 300l. to kill the King, upon which Cooper was committed, and the depositions were sent to the Council, and read before the King where the villainy of the person appeared, so that the King would not hear it but ordered Cooper to be immediately discharged. Our letters from France, letters of the 5th inst., advise that the Assembly of the Clergy of France, who have, after several adjournments, decided upon falling on business, will now, in a few days, begin to consult about the grand affairs they were called for, which is chiefly to vindicate the rights and privileges of the French Church in opposition to the several matters in dispute amongst them. [Greenwich Hospital News Letter 4, No. 15.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Commission for Edward Johnson, gent., to be lieutenant of that troop whereof Major Henry Boad is captain in the Royal regiment of Horse commanded by Aubrey, Earl of Oxford. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 226.]
Nov. 1. Commission to Richard Ellis, gent., to be ensign to Captain Ami Casson's company, in Colonel William Beveridge's regiment of foot. [Ibid., 3, p. 74.]
Nov. 1.
Kensington.
Warrant to Henry Earl of Suffolk, Commissary-General of the Musters, to issue a pass to James Man, gent., lieutenant of the company, whereof Captain Mackensie is captain, in the Royal regiment of foot, commanded by Sir Robert Douglas, bart., to whom we have given leave to be absent, for some time, in the service at sea. [Ibid.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elizabeth David Lewters, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Louis Vanderbeke, and Martin Meslin, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 141]; and for James Neel and Daniel Gamier, ditto. [Ibid., p. 143.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill containing a warrant, to pay William Harbord, esq., who is appointed to be Ambassador to the Grand Seignor, the sum of 1,000l. for his equipage, and the sum of 10l. by the day for his ordinary entertainment and allowance; to commence from the day of his departure and to continue until his return. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 211.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the clerk of the same to prepare a bill containing a warrant to pay James Vernon, esq., appointed to be Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy which is going to the Grand Seignior, the sum of 20s. by the day, to commence from the day of his departure and continue until his return. [Ibid., p. 212.]
Nov. 2/12.
Culenburg.
Memorandum as to the disposition of the troops on the design of the enemy becoming apparent. Several of the officers wish to go to England, but permission has only been given to Lieut.-Colonel Marsilly, who has a good reason for wishing to go, as it is known that the King does not approve of many officers leaving for that purpose. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 69.]
Nov. 2/12.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. If the King sends him the troops he mentions, he will lodge them in Bergen op Zoom and Breda. Discusses arrangements to be made for the Danish troops. The Emperor cannot send into Bavaria the 6,000 men that were promised, there are not sufficient troops in the country. Refers to the delay of provisions. [Ibid., No. 70.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
Pass for Jannetje de Vries, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 141.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry Bulstrode, esq. Shows that the "setting up of a royal lottery in Jamaica and Barbadoes may create a revenue, but knows not how much till tried," and being willing to make the experiment at his own hazard, prays for letters patent to empower him to set up such "Royal Oack" in those islands for seven years. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 211.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. The enclosed petition of several of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of the City of Waterford with the articles of capitulation and letter thereunto annexed, having been presented to the King, he has commanded me to transmit the same to you that you may examine the allegations therein contained, and take care that the petitioners be not disturbed or molested, but suffered to enjoy, their legal rights and properties, and exercise their respective professions and trades as far as by the said articles they ought legally to do. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 132.] Enclosing
Abstract of the petition referred to of Richard Fitzgerald and others, which states that by capitulation at the surrender of the City of Waterford, it was granted them not to be molested in their properties; but notwithstanding, their properties are invaded and they are debarred from enjoying the same and from exercising their profession or trade. [Ibid.]
Nov. 3. Sir C. Hedges to —. The claimers of the ship Carolus were immediately upon the bail given, at liberty to sail her wherever they thought convenient, and I am informed that about five days ago she was brought from Dover into the Hope in order to get a convoy. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 249.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Huybert Coster, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Diederick Hos, with his wife, ditto; for Mr. Peter Dahlströme, ditto; for Cornelis Van Gronsvelt, ditto; for Andrius Tromp, ditto; for Mrs. Anna Mary Brailsford and Dorothy Humphreys, her maid servant, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 142]; for James Dumoutier, ditto; for George Collins, messenger, to go to Plymouth; and for Henry Allen, messenger, to go to Portsmouth. [Ibid., p. 143.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
Licence for Charles Herriott, to be absent from his College, in order to his attending upon William Harbord, esq., appointed Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Seignior. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 114.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mrs. Elizabeth Vander Hurst to go to Harwich and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 143.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to prepare a bill for incorporating Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, Sir Joseph Herne, knight, Sir Michael Wharton, knight, Sir James Caldwell, bart., Sir James Hayes, knight, Sir Thomas Cooke, Sir Thomas Estcourt, Sir Stephen Evans, knight, Sir John Edgeworth, knight, Sir John Houblon, knight, Sir Henry Furnese, knight, Thomas Neale, William Bridgeman, Arthur Champneys, Charles Caldwell, Benjamin Overton, Robert Monckton, Thomas Manle, Richard Warre, Ralph Bucknall, Richard Goodall, Samuel Guillym, James Waller, William Muorson, Thomas Offley, Arthur Moore, esqs., William Stawen (sic), Henry Cornish, Thomas Powell, Charles Horde, John Miller, Thomas Porter, John Smith, Champion Ashby, William Perkins, Samuel Ongley, William Steward, Mordant Abbot, Andrew Bourne, and Thomas Clerke, merchants, by the name of the Company of the Royal Fishery of Ireland. The Earl of Nottingham to be the first and present governor, Sir Joseph Herne, knt., the first and present Deputy-Governor, and Sir Michael Wharton, Sir Thomas Cooke, Sir Thomas Estcourt, Sir Stephen Evans, Sir John Houblon, Thomas Neale, Charles Caldwell, Ralph Bucknall, Richard Goodall, William Stawer (sic), Henry Cornish, and Thomas Powell, the first and present committee. Power is given to them to build, rig, man, victual, and set out to sea, such and so many "doggers, busses, and other fishing vessels," as shall be thought fit to fish, anywhere on the coast of Ireland or in any bays, creeks, lakes, and public rivers, &c., belonging to the kingdom. Power is given to build storehouses, grannaries, warehouses, and workhouses, &c. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 218.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Sir Charles Hedges. I have perused the examination you sent me, concerning the ship Christianus Quintus, and it appearing that the captain has been cleared at the Custom House, and given the security required there, I can see no reason why the said ship should be longer detained from proceeding on her intended voyage, and therefore, if nothing further appears before you, I think she ought to be discharged. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 81.]
Nov. 5.
Dublin Castle.
George Clarke to Mr. Warre. Has received the commissions sent him, and will send them to the officers I must desire you will move my lord on behalf of Lieut.-Col. Purcell, whom the General recommended for Herberts' regiment, with which his Majesty agreed. We are getting what ships we can. to transport the troops designed for Flanders, which we can now spare, the English town of Limerick being delivered to Major-General Talmash on Sunday morning last. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 95.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the presentation of John Wiglesworth, clerk, to the vicarage of Banwell-cum-Paxton in the county of Somerset, and the diocese of Bath and Wells, void by deprivation of James Crossman the last incumbent for not having taken the oaths prescribed by Act of Parliament. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 115.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes for William Paul Wils, his Majesty's hunter, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Pieter Meyer, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 143]; and for Lysbet Van Gulick, and Gertruyd Van Gulick, with their two children, ditto. [Ibid., p. 144.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Sir Charles Hedges. The King commands me to send you the enclosed memorial of the Danish Secretary, which his Majesty would have you consider of, and attend him at the Admiralty on Sunday next in the afternoon, and give him an account of that matter. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 82.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Customs. The King being informed by the Secretary of the King of Denmark, residing here, that a Danish ship called the Wolf of Copenhagen, has been lately cast away near Plymouth, desires me to tell you, that you should send your orders to the officers of that place, to take care that the goods which have been saved of the said ship, be not embezelled, but kept in the King's warehouse, or some other convenient place, till such time as the King of Denmark, shall send a ship to carry them away. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 82.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sydney Godolphin, esq. Shows that Sir William Godolphin, formerly ambassador in Spain, having had, by patent from King Charles II., the officer of Auditor of Wales, granted to him during life, has long been desirous to surrender the said office to the petitioner, his kinsman, but was interrupted by a grant made thereof in reversion; he therefore prays for a grant of the said office. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 266.]
Nov. 6. A list of the Privy Council in Ireland. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 95.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Clarke. Concerning the off reckonings of the English, and clothing the army. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 273.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Commission to Captain Mathew Palmer, to be adjutant to the first regiment of foot guards, commanded by Charles, Duke of Schomberg. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 74.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Passes for Daniel Vansevenhove, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland, recommended by Mons. Satur, not delivered; for Marguerite Brousset, ditto; for Stephen Githens messenger, to go to Gravesend or Margate; for William Crane, to go to Chester or Holyhead, and from thence to Ireland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 144]; and for Lady Mary Howard, widow of the late Lord Thomas Howard, and Lady Mary Savile, her mother, with Mary Sherburne, and Frances Reeves, their women, Agnes Watters, and Katherine Wells, their maid servants, and John Thompson, Thomas Constable, and William Lee, their men servants, to return out of France, and land in any port of England. [Ibid., p. 145.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Nathaniel Gifford, gent. Shows that he has lately obtained letters patent for the sole making of all sorts of blue, purple, and other coloured papers, by such ways as were never before used, that by some neglect of his agents, the words "beautifying, figuring, imprinting, and imbellishing" the said papers, were omitted in the warrant. Prays for a grant of further letters patent under the great seal for the sole use of the said engines [embodying the omitted words ?] Referred to Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 267.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edmund Hemming, gent., who, about five years since, made and set up in the Castle and City of Dublin, several lamps with convex glasses, in order to obtain a grant from the late King James, of the sole liberty, privilege, and advantage of and arising by the said invention within Ireland; but the troubles within that kingdom soon after coming on, the said grant was not obtained by him. He therefore prays for a grant of letters patent for the sole use and exercise of the said invention within Ireland. Referred to Sir John Temple, attorney-general. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 268.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elizabeth Ganou, with three children, the eldest 14 years old, Euphenia de France, with a little child, Catharina Ginter, Cornelia La Roy, with a little child, and Albertyn Slegter, with seven children, the eldest 16 years old, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; and for Anthony Gideé, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 144.]
Nov. 7.
Kensington.
Warrant for Philip Pargiter to be Recorder of the Borough of Tamworth. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 224.]
Nov. 7.
Kensington.
Warrant to prepare a bill, containing a grant to William Bayly for the sole use of his new invention of printing all sorts of paper of all sorts of figures, and colours, with several engines made of brass, without paint or stain, which will be useful for hanging in rooms, and which has never been known before. [Ibid., p. 225.]
Nov. 8/18.
Brussels.
Count (?) Firimont to Mons. Dyckvelt. Memorandum as to reinforcements. Copy. [Ibid., No. 71.]
Nov. 8/18.
Brussels.
The same to the same. Copy of the foregoing. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 72.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Dutton Colt, collector of the customs at Bristol. He, suspecting a combination amongst the officers in the said port, did at last detect them and the merchants in combination. He recovered 2,772l. besides 500l. which the officers were fined. Prays for some recompense out of this. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 267.]
Nov. 9/19.
Culenburg.
Memorandum for the King as to the movements of the Allies. Extract from a letter from Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 73.]
Nov. 9/19.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. The failure in negotiating a peace with Turkey is due, amongst other things, to French money. The condition of the Allied Army is very serious owing to the differences of opinion existing amongst the commanders. Refers to "Marshal" Flemming and the affair at Liege, and to the money in the hands of the Council of Pensionaires. [Ibid., No. 74.]
Nov. 10/20.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. Sends this by a special messenger, in order that the Prince may have the information he asks for as soon as possible. The Spaniards are ready, in case of need, to double the number of waggons, and some of the other powers will do the same. Alludes to the question of passports, and the number of magazines in Namur and Flanders. The Prince of Vaudemont is going to Namur to adjust matters there. Copy. [Ibid., No. 75.]
Nov. 10/20.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. At the moment he had finished the above letter, an adjutant came from the Prince of Vaudemont to ask for an order authorizing him, in case of Charleroy being besieged, to take 500 musketeers from Brussels and put them in that town. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 76.]
Nov. 10/20.
Zell.
The Baron de Heckeren to the Prince of Waldeck. Relates the result of an interview with the Bishop of Munster; he found him quite unwilling to fall in with any arrangements. Refers to the peace with Turkey. Copy, Extract. [Ibid., No. 77.]
Nov. 10/20.
Debresin.
Information about the Ottoman Court, and the alliance between France and Turkey. The writer has communicated the views of the Emperor, his master, on the subject to the Count de Marsigly, secretary to the King of England. [Ibid., No. 78.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Justices of the Peace for Gloucestershire. John Langborne, keeper of Gloucester Gaol, is represented to me, by a very particular friend, as a person, who has, upon several occasions, shown himself eminently well affected to the present government; application has been made to me, that I would recommend him to you, that he may be continued in the employment of Keeper of Bridewell, which said employment interfering with that of Keeper of the Gaol, he has discharged for several years past, with great fidelity. I desire therefore you will give me leave to move you in this person's behalf, that he may be continued in the said employment of Keeper of Bridewell accordingly. I need not, I hope, trouble you with the reasons he gives why these two employments should not be in distinct hands, one whereof is, that it may subject the Keeper of the said gaol to escapes. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 82.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices. I received yours of the 3rd inst., this evening, and went immediately to Kensington to acquaint the King with it, and you will receive an answer from Mr. Blathwait. The King has not yet declared his resolution as to the Irish who will not go into France. Sir Ralph Delaval's squadron is driven into Portsmouth by a storm. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 273.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Castelfranc, and Theodore Verdier, his servant, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 145.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Certificate that William Harbord, esq., Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Seignor, departed, in order to that employment, on Monday the 9th of November. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 224.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Like certificate that James Vernon, esq., Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy to the Grand Seignor, departed in order to that employment on Monday the 9th of November. [Ibid., p. 225.]
Nov. 11/21.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Sends the copy of a letter which he has received from Count de Solms, and the reply he has made. Refers to the orders he has given to "Marshal" Fleming, and to the action of the Bishop of Munster. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest, 10, No. 79.] Enclosing:—
(1.) Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. Has been able to do very little. Suggests whether, in case of need, it would be well to advance the Scotch battalions from Breda and Bergen-op-Zoom to posts on the canal. The Prince of Vaudmont believes that the eight Danish battalions from Ireland, had better be lodged at Bruges, Ostend or Nieuport, but both the last two towns and the posts on the canal are in such a bad and neglected condition that it will take some time to put them in order. November 10/20, 1691. [Ibid., No. 79 i.]
(2.) The Prince of Waldeck to Count de Solms. Expresses his regret at the news of the obstacles and dangers the Count has met with. Begs him, however, to neglect nothing and to try and carry out to the utmost all the wishes of the King. Owing to the writer's indisposition he is unable to come to him. Discusses the withdrawal of the English troops from Breda. Culenburg, November 11/21, 1691. Copy. [Ibid., No. 79 ii.]
Nov. 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for Severe Markar, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for James Beaujou, and Paul Gerard ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 145]; for Mrs. Anne de Goulenne, and Magdalen Gourdin, ditto; for Laurens and Peter Despla, two troopers, ditto; and for Isaac Montels, and John Deguilhem, ditto. [Ibid., p. 146.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Dover. I have yours of the 10th, with the copy of a deposition against Mark Gile, which I have put into the hands of the King's solicitor, that such further proceedings may be made upon it, as shall be requisite. As to Thomas Maynell, John Gerard, Elizabeth Thorold, and Mary Aske, whom you have lately secured coming from France, I think if they can give you any reasonable security that they will appear personally before me, as soon as they can come to London, you may take that security, and thereupon discharge them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 83.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to Lord Lucas. His Majesty commands me to tell you, that you permit the Duchess-Dowager of Norfolk with her woman, to have access to Mr. Maxwell, her husband, now a prisoner in your custody, for high treason, and to stay with him, in the Tower till Tuesday next, after which time, she and her woman, are not to continue with or have any access to him, till further order. [Ibid., p. 84.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Elizabeth Bolton, widow of Captain Adam Bolton. Shows that her husband had lately obtained a pension of 40l. per annum in consideration of his long service, which pension he enjoyed only three months. She being in great poverty prays that the pension may be continued to her and her two children. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 211.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Grocers, Mercers and Drapers of Tiverton in Devon praying to be incorporated. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. Ibid. 2, p. 269.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Commission for Nathaniel Bird, gent., to be Quarter-Master, of that troop, whereof Sir Francis Compton is captain in the Royal regiment of horse commanded by Aubrey, Earl of Oxford. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 225.]
Nov. 12.
Kensington.
Commission for Colonel Francis Fergus O'Farrell appointing him colonel of foot, and giving him full power and authority to command and take his rank accordingly. [Ibid., 3, p. 95.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. John de Villebon to go to Harwich and embark for Holland recommended by Mons. De la Melonniere's sister; for Mr. Robert Sclater, ditto; and for Andrew Fara, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 146.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Rowland Gwynn, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Gideon Royer, the sum of 50l. for fairly writing, flourishing, embellishing as also gilding, and adorning in cratisco work, all our arms, ornaments, and badges [on] five skins vellum, viz., two letters to the Grand Seignor, two letters to the Vizier, and the fifth William Harboard's commission as Ambassador. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 227.]
Nov. 13/23.
The Hague.
Count Winditsgratz to the King. Congratulates him on his safe arrival in London, and reminds his Majesty that he told him to write to the Emperor and then forward the reply; this he is now doing: The Emperor has not written before about Munster, having had weakness of the eyes. He regrets much that the peace with the Turks has come to nothing. Discusses matters concerning the troops with the Elector of Saxony. Wishes to show equal favour to the Duke of Zell and the Elector of Brandenburg. Does not understand what has been written from Sweden. His desire is always to keep to terms with the Allied Powers. Thinks if there could be peace, the King from his position, would be the best person to settle the conditions, discusses the situation of affairs in the Spanish Low Countries. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 80.]
Nov. 13/23.
Ganzburg.
Prince Louis of Baden to the King. Informs him as to an affair he has had with Count de Frise and asks him to pardon the steps he has taken in the matter, as they were all for the public good. Informs him of matters connected with the army, and hopes, in the spring, they will have a considerable number of men to confront the enemy. Hopes soon to go to the King, his master, to confer with him on plans for the good of the cause. [Ibid., No. 81.]
Nov. 13.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. I desire you will give order, that Mrs. Mary Boiset, Margaret Louise, Mary and Nicholas Boiset, may go into France, in the first ship or vessel you shall send thither with any French prisoners. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 84.]
Nov. 13.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jan Frederick Coopmans, Jorgen Brands, and Albert Appelroot, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 146]; for Hans Henrick Schillinge, ditto; for Hans Henrick Burst Andrew Bernies, and Conrad Dieterick, ditto; for John Neutre, ditto; and for Edward Christian, to embark on board the Christian Quintus a Danish man-of-war, and pass over to Spain. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 147.]
Nov. 14/24.
The Hague.
The States of the Netherlands to the Prince of Waldeck. Extract from a letter relating to military preparations. [S.P. Dom King William's Chest 10, No. 82.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Earl of Inchiquin. The King was pleased, upon the death of Colonel Herbert, to grant Mr. Vernon (who has gone as Secretary to Mr. Harbord, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Seignor) the office of clerk of the Supreme Court in the town of St. Jago de la Vega in the islands of Jamaica, now under your government, with power to execute the same by deputy; and Mr. Vernon has thereupon desired me to recommend him to your protection and favour, that, as occasion shall offer, he may find the benefit thereof. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 84.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Dover. Mrs. Elizabeth Thorold having been 'here with me and acquainted me that upon her landing lately at Dover, she was stopped by you, and detained till she had given bond for her appearance before the Earl of Nottingham, or myself, and that she has likewise left in your, or some other person's, custody, a trunk (the same having been carefully searched by the Custom House officer), in which is her wearing apparel, and other necessaries as a further security for her performance of the condition of the said bond now therefore the same having been accordingly performed by her appearance before me, I desire you will deliver up her trunk to such person as she shall appoint to receive the same, and to return me up her bond to be disposed of as shall be thought requisite. [Ibid., p. 85.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. Being informed that one Thomas Churchill, who has been a prisoner for several months in Carrickfergus was lately enlarged upon giving bail that he would transport himself into Flanders by the last of this month, and he being now in England and having leave given him, by reason of a sickness he now labours under, to stay here till the end of January next, I acquaint you therewith, that you may give order for discharging his bail upon that account; he entering into security here for going out of England before that time. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 133.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edmund Malone, counsellor-atlaw. Shows that, in 1690, he had a protection to come over from Ireland and by licence of the Lords-Justices, transported himself to Wales in October following where he has lived ever since. That advantage having been taken of his absence, he has lately been indicted of high treason, notwithstanding the said licence and protection, and thereupon, he prays an order for reversing all outlawries and treason and the King's pardon to comprise him within the benefit of the grace lately extended to the inhabitants of Limerick and Galway. Referred to the Lords-Justices. [Ibid., p. 133.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. Referring the above petition to them. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 134.]
Nov. 14.
Kensington.
Warrant to prepare a bill for incorporating Sir John Tempest, bart., Sir John Coghill, knt., John Batt, esq., Richard Thorneton, esq., Richard Richardson, Charles Darwent, William Green, William Brookes, gent., and the vicar of Burstall, for the time being, as Governors of the free school built by the late James Margetson, Archbishop of Armagh, at Driglington in the parish of Burstall in Yorkshire. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 226.]
Nov. 16/26.
Charleroy.
Don Juan de Pimentel, governor of Charleroy to the Prince of Vaudemont. Informs him of what is going on, in, and near that town. Copy, extract. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 83.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Lord Lucas. His Majesty commands me to tell you, that you permit the Duchess-Dowager of Norfolk with her woman, to have access to Mr. Maxwell, her husband, and to stay with him in the Tower three days, after which she is not to have any access to him until further orders. See under date November 12. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 86.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Keightley, esq. Shows that the late King James, before his accession, being entitled to several lands in Ireland, and having by lease for 31 years granted to Maurice Fitzgerald, esq., the said "plowlands" at the yearly rent of 108l. 18s., and having granted to Richard Newport and Henry Harding, gent., several other lands and tenements for 31 years at the yearly rent of 130l., did afterwards grant and assign the two said several rents to the petitioner, during the said several terms, which rents, by the attornment of the said tenants, and assignment of the said leases to him, he has constantly received, till the late war in Ireland. The said late King further promised and engaged himself to grant a new lease of 99 years to the petitioner of the said lands. Prays, in consideration of his long sufferings, and of the present debts and necessities, to which he is reduced by having received nothing these four years out of Ireland (where his whole subsistence lies) to confirm unto him the said grant. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 269.]
Nov. 16. Memorandum that the brass ordnance and mortar pieces at the Tower and at Woolwich weighed 81 tons 610 lbs. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 228.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. De la Souardiere to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland, recommended by Mons. Severin, French minister [S. P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 146]; and for James Durand, and his wife, ditto. [Ibid., p. 147.]
Nov. 16.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the Admiralty, to pay out of the goods of the ship Francis (otherwise the Pelican) the sum of 50l. to George Stidson, because he was instrumental in taking the said ship, which had been condemned as lawful prize to the King and Queen. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 227.]
Nov. 17.
On board the Oxford in the Downs.
Nicholas Williamson, boatswain, to [Sir Joseph Williamson ?]. Being of your name and country I humbly request you to stand my friend so far as to cause me to be removed out of the Oxford to another frigate. [S.P. Dom. Will. & Mary 3, No. 83.]
Nov. 17/27.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Count de Solms, notwithstanding all his preparations, cannot carry out what he intended, although he will do his best. My illness prevents me doing all I wish to do. The directions for filling up the vacant posts amongst the officers have not yet been received; this causes great hindrance, especially in the regiment of Duke Ernest. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 84.]
Nov. 17/27.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. There is still great doubt as to the intentions of the enemy. Intelligence from various places shows that they are on the alert. Discusses what it would be best to do, if Charleroy is besieged, as its governor thinks it will be. Memorandum of the reply by the Prince:— The enemy loses no time in anticipation of the help from England, and raises alarms in various places. I have pressed Fleming to hold himself in readiness. [Ibid., No. 85.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Joseph Bent. Shows that Richard Quelch obtained a judgment against him in the Court of King's Bench, which was affirmed in the Court of Exchequer; he having no other remedy at law but by bringing a Writ of Error in Parliament, prays for leave to bring the same. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 211.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. Recommending Mr. James Duncan for the curacy of St. Bride's, Dublin, void by the promotion of Dr. Nathaniel Foy to the bishopric of Waterford. Mr. Duncan was recommended by the Bishop of Salisbury and by Lord Lucas whose chaplain he had been for two years and half. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 134.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Pass for Abraham de Visch, to go to Falmouth, and embark for Spain. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 147.]
Nov. 18/28.
Culenburg.
Anonymous letter referring to the settlement of affairs in Nuremburg, and to the troops in Swabia and Franconia, and to the accounts given by Count de Windisgratz. The Duke of Saxony has praiseworthy and generous intentions with regard to his army. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 86.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Briggs. Shows that, having been sued in the King's Bench Court in an action for debt, and judgment being entered against him there, and affirmed in the Exchequer Chamber, he is now left without remedy except a writ of error be granted to him. Prays to have the same granted returnable in Parliament. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 212.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Pass for Christoph Deman, "reformed captain," to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 147]; for Pieter Hansen, ditto; and for Matthias Hulck and Christian Beendicks, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 148.]
Nov. 19/29.
Culenburg.
Memorandum for the King. Referring to a letter of the Council of State as to matters in Charleroy, Aeth, and Oudenarde; to Mons. de Dyckvelt reference to the waggons for providing food during the winter; and to military matters generally. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 87.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Dover. I have received your letter of yesterday and with it the three bonds therein mentioned, since when Mr. Weynall and Mr. Gerrard have, according to the conditions of their respective bonds, appeared before me, so that you may deliver into the hands of such persons as they shall appoint to receive the same, such goods, as by the several indorsements on the said bonds were deposited, as a farther security for the performance of the conditions thereof. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's), 3, p. 86.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Waller, eldest captain in the marine regiment under Colonel Killegrew, praying that his pretensions to the place of Prothonotary of the Common Pleas in Ireland may be put under a regular examination, that as the truth and justice of his case may appear, he may enjoy the fruits of his letters patent which he has for that place. Referred to the Attorney-General for Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 270.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Edward Cony to be lieutenant of that company of grenadiers whereof Capt. George Braithwaite is captain in the regiment of foot, commanded by George, Viscount Castleton; and for Richard Bolton to be lieutenant of that company whereof Capt. Charles Saunderson is captain in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 227.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Pass for Grietje Boudewyns to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 148.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill to pay to John Andrew Eckhart, resident at Brussels, the additional sum of 10s. by the day to the allowance of 50s. by the day, to commence from Lady-Day last past, and to continue till directed otherwise. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 228.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower of London, to discharge John Smith, one of the Yeomen warders, for certain misdemeanors committed by him in allowing more liberty to Colonel MacElligot (sic) than is consistent with the rules of the Tower. And to place some faithful person in his place. [Ibid.]
Nov. 20/30.
Namur.
Mons. de Bressey to the Prince of Waldeck. Gives him information as to the movements of different important persons. The siege of Charleroy is expected. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10 No. 88.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Lord Lucas. Mr. Maxwell, now a prisoner in the Tower for high treason, having by his petition represented to his Majesty, that by reason of his close confinement there, he is very much impaired in his health, and therefore prayed the liberty of the Tower, as other prisoners have, and that his wife and friends may have freedom of access to him, the King commands me tell you, that you permit him to have the liberty of the Tower, and that his wife and friends may have free access to him accordingly, at convenient and seasonable hours. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 87.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Stephen Piper, esq. He being sent on business for Major-General Trelawney's regiment was assaulted, and wounded, by Charles Janvers, John Dorrell, Henry Slingsby, and others, who were fined 100 marks therefor. Prays for a grant of the fine. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 271.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Bradshaw, corporal of horse in Colonel Langston's regiment, for an order for some subsistance by half pay as one of the troop of guards, because of his great age, services, and sufferings. Referred to the Earl of Ranelagh. [Ibid., p. 273.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jan Vander Brugge, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Joost Smidt, ditto; for Baron de Swartsenburg, ditto; for Suzanne Billard, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 148]; for Jannetje Hendrickse, Charlotte van Erff, and Magdalena Vander Linden, with one child, four years old, ditto; and for Captain John Richards, to go to Chester or Holhead. [Ibid., p. 149.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Abel Slaney, Thomas Dudley, William Cox, and Matthew Porter. Shows that they "for preventing the general complaint of the unfaithfulness of servants, have agreed among themselves to set up a register by means whereof the cheats and vagabonds may be discovered." They pray for a grant to enable them to set up such register for 60 years, "to take but 3d. for every servant entering his name, and to allow his Majesty the tenth part of the clear profit." Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 212.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Charles Morton, and Samuel Weale. Shows that they had invented a new machine useful for beating, pounding, or stamping of all sorts of mineral ores, and hemp and flax, and which may also be applied to other things that require pounding, &c., and if disjoined, part thereof may be usefully applied for the raising or drawing up of "ore work" and other things out of mines and coal pits. They pray for letters patent for the sole use of their invention within England and the American Plantations for 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General. [Ibid., p. 213.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anne, widow of Capt. Charles Skelton, late commander of the ship Coronation. Shows that her said husband has had the command of several ships of war for nearly 20 years, and was lately drowned in the Coronation, where all he had was lost with him, and the petitioner and one child left in a most miserable condition. Prays, therefore, for some allowance to support her under her present circumstances. Referred to the Lords of the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 214.]
Nov. 21.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Mr. Warr. I send you the enclosed copy of a letter from Mr. Stock at Deal, dated the 19th inst., for your laying the same before the Earl of Nottingham. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 171.] Enclosing
Mr. Stock to [J. Sotherne] dated from Deal 19th November, 1691. In mine of the 10th inst. from Dover, I gave you an account that a Calais shallop had taken a Folkestone fisher boat, the master thereof carried over for the ransom agreed for; and understanding the master was so soon returned I went to Folkestone to enquire into it, where I found the said [master] Mr. Richard Wood by name, was gone to Dover to receive back the 23l. his wife had paid there to a merchant to redeem her husband, and in my way back I met with this man who told me that he was brought before the Governor and President of Calais the day after he was taken, and both reprimanded the captain who took him and blamed the master for compounding for his boat, and told him he should pay no ransom, and that if he had been brought in with his boat and nets, he should have been immediately set at liberty without the loss of anything, and that for the future neither Folkestoners nor Dover Fisherman should fear any Calais men of war, for they had orders to meddle with none, yet, if any should be taken, they should not compound but suffer themselves to be brought in, and they should be freed to go home; and [he was] was sent to prison, I suppose only to prevent his inspection, where he continued but about 24 hours and then was fetched out and put aboard another shallop of 9 or 10 men, though a privateer, but a known transporter of wool and importer of other things, and he had been at home that night but was chased into Ambleteuse harbour by Capt. Young, and last Monday night was sent ashore near to his own house, whence he went in the morning to Dover and received his money back of the merchant to whom his wife had paid it. I asked him who paid his charges at Calais, for I knew he carried no money thither and also how he came to receive his money so soon, as he must bring an order from France to do it. To neither of these questions would he give an answer. I asked what this boat brought over; he told me nothing, but as soon as he was ashore the boat stood off to sea again.
Pray, sir, observe the consequence of this politic business, for no man can think the French to be so kind hearted but to carry on their pernicious design with our intestine enemies, for by meddling with the fishermen they discover themselves, and carrying them away prevents them taking off greater matters than the value of such a poor boat, but that this man had sped so well and has the word of a nobleman of France, they will reckon themselves secure on both sides, and the French shallops which are not discernible from those fisher boats, unless very near at hand, may come and lie amongst them and take their opportunity to come ashore in the night as they please, or in the day time. If they see a merchantman going along either westward or eastward that they can overcome they are ready, if not, they are taken for Folkestone boats.
And I further understanding that a French shallop was put ashore betwixt Dover Castle and this place, I went yesterday to Kingsdown where I saw the boat and am confident it is a Calais shallop built purposely for that traitorous trade. I enquired how she came there. The men that took her up told me they found her ashore; she stood with her foresail loose and up to the "hownes," but the mainsail down and lashed, and the oars linked all fast, and her anchor and cable in her, and there she lay at high water mark, but no one in her. This boat came not over alone for it cannot be suggested she drove out of Calais where all such boats always lie and never without a boy aboard. If I had power I would fetch that Folkestoner to Kingsdown and show him the boat to know if it is not the very boat that either took or brought him over. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 173.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Passes for Hendrick Hendrickse, and John Dirckse, two soldiers, with their wives and three children, the eldest about 18 years of age, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Cornelis Jacobse, Jens Olsen, and Andrew Larsen, ditto; for Hans Amonsen Thow, ditto; for George Collins, messenger, to go to Portsmouth [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 149]; and for Charles de la Fosse, Elizabeth, his wife, Elizabeth, his mother, Margaret, his daughter, and Elizabeth Baptist and John Langevin, their servants, to embark at any port of England and pass over into France. [Ibid., p. 150.]
Nov. 22.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners of Prizes. The King has been moved upon the petition of Dennis Verburgh and others, owners of the loading on board the ship the Arms of Dantzick, and of Jansen Bruyin, master, and sole owner of the said ship, condemned as prize; his Majesty, intending to take the petitioner's case into his further consideration, has commanded me to tell you to forbear to proceed to a sale of the ship or loading till further order. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 88.]
Nov. 22.
Dublin Castle.
George Clarke to the Earl of Nottingham. The Danes have marched to Cork, and I suppose will soon be gone, for there is shipping enough for all their foot. You will please to think, now the General is leaving the kingdom, if it will not be necessary to send over an authority from his Majesty to issue out money to the army, as there shall be occasion. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 97.]
Nov. 23./Dec. 3.
Malines.
The Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. Details his actions in regard to the garrisons; in several matters he could not keep exactly to the King's orders, without greatly endangering the troops. Hopes his methods will be approved. Position of officers and other details concerning the troops. Encloses a letter from Mons. Bresté. A man has come from the Governor of Oudenarde, bringing information as to the movements of the enemy in the country round there. In his reply, dated at Culenburg 24 Nov., old style, the Prince of Waldeck regrets that he is unable, on account of illness, to come to the Count. The first thing to do is to assemble the troops and find out how they are provided with various necessaries. Refers to future plans. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 89.]
Nov. 23. Minutes of proceedings at the Committee concerning disbanding the Irish, and encouraging them to live at home. Letters to be prepared to the Lords-Justices, and Mons. De Ginckle, to persuade such of the Irish army as have offered their service to their Majesties, to go home, and live quietly there, and that they be forthwith disbanded, as well O'Donell's brigade, as the rest of the Irish officers and soldiers. Col. Luttrell to be spoken to by his Majesty herein. Memorandum. This paper was not delivered to "my lord" till the 24th late at night; the 25th he offered the letter to the king to be signed, but the king deferred it in expectation of the Irish letters, which came by express the 27th in the evening, and the letter was signed and sent away, on the 28th of November. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 98.]
Nov. 23.
Kensington.
Warrant for the presentation of John Dod, Bachelor of Divinity to the rectory of Marsh in Buckinghamshire, and in the diocese of Lincoln, void by the death of Dr. Say, the last incumbent. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 116.]
Nov. 24./Dec. 4.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Sends him despatches. Does not quite know how to act; the Count de Solms has made his plans, but the difficulties appear too great to be surmounted. News concerning the Prince of Vaudemont. Mons. Fleming has gone to Berlin without further information as to the 6,000 men agreed on by the convention of Maestricht. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 90.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Dover. I am informed that Richard Wood, a fisherman of Folkestone, was sometime since taken by a French privateer, and carried prisoner into Calais, and that afterwards he was ransomed by his wife, who paid 23l., though the said ransom was afterwards paid him back again. There being just cause to believe that the unaccustomed good usage which the said prisoner has met with, in being thus restored to his liberty, could not proceed but from some assurances he gave of being serviceable to the French, to the disservice of their Majesties' Government, I desire therefore you will use the best and most effectual means to find out to whom the said ransom was paid, upon what account, and after what manner the same was repaid, how the said Wood came over from Calais and who came with him; of all which I shall be glad to have the most exact and speedy account. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 88.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Joseph Eaton. Shows that being sued in the King's Bench in an action of trespass and assault, he had judgment given against him and affirmed afterwards in the Exchequer Chamber. Prays for leave to bring a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 212.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings on a like petition by the same Joseph Eaton in regard to a judgment obtained against him by William Saunders. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 213.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Hall, gent. Shows that John Ayres obtained a judgment against him in an action of trespass and ejectment in the Court of King's Bench, for lands in Buckinghamshire, and having no remedy but by a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament he prays for leave to bring and prosecute the same. Granted. [Ibid., p. 214.]
Nov. 24.
Kensington.
Commission for Edmund Warcup, gent., to be Quarter-Master to the first regiment of foot guards, commanded by the Duke of Schomberg. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 96.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Richard Cary, to go to Gravesend, and embark for Spain; for Captain Daniel Rapin, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; and for Samuel Satyn, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 150.]
Nov. 25./Dec. 5.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Informs him of his bad health. Mentions the plans of Count de Solms, and says that the favourable wind leads him to expect the promised help from England. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 91.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Harwich. John Farnworth, and William Anderton who were lately secured at Harwich, having found sufficient security for their appearance before me, in order to answer what shall be objected against them, you are to give order, that they be forthwith discharged, and permitted to come to London. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 89.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Green, gent. Shows that he has invented new engines made of several shapes and measures, and of divers sorts of metal and other material, which for the advantageous heating and boiling of all sorts of liquors, and other things, will be of public use, and benefit. Prays for letters patent during 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 214.]
Nov. 25.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Mr. Warr. By command of the Commissioners of the Admiralty I send you the enclosed letter to Capt. Maine, commander of the Plymouth, at Kinsale, to be sent to Lord Nottingham by the first opportunity. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 179.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lieut.-Col. de Marsilli to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for Lewis Soulard and Lewis Bridonneau, to go to Gravesend, and embark for Genoa, recommended by Mons. Satur; for Peter Dauteville, to go to Gravesend, and embark for Spain, on the same recommendation; for Mr. Allan Pennington, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for Francis Vesian, ditto; for Frans Van Ganse, Jurge Tiewis, Peter Jacobse, and Peter Gogat, ditto; and for Henrick Ridder, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 151.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes and post warrants for Henry Allen, messenger, to go to Portsmouth [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 151]; and for Anthony Leemans, to go to Harwich and Holland. [Ibid., p. 152.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Sir Robert Holmes. The enclosed copy of an information taken before the Mayor, concerning the master of an English vessel belonging to the Isle of Wight, coming to my hands, I know not better how to dispose of it, than by transmitting it to you, that you may give such directions therein, as you shall judge most requisite, by causing the said master to be secured in case he shall be already arrived in the Isle of Wight, or else as soon as he shall arrive there. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 89.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Clarkson. "Shows that he thinks he knows of a way, and method to maintain 100 and more disabled soldiers, or mariners, and also to bring in frequent considerable contingent profits for further service without any wrong to any person," and that he is willing to communicate the same to the Attorney-General. Prays for "an assurance of a proportionable gratuity, by office or otherwise, in case he can make the same appear." Referred to the Attorney-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 215.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Glover, engineer. Shows that by the King's command he is now come into England, having given, abroad, divers proofs of his science, as well in fortification and artillery, as in several new inventions. He therefore prays for an order to the Commissioners of Ordnance to examine his proposals and to give him some employment in the artillery for a subsistence. The King having received a good character of the petitioner's abilities in gunnery and fortification, and being willing to give him due encouragement, refers the petition to the LieutenantGeneral and other officers of the Board of Ordnance, to report what may be done for the petitioner. [Ibid. 2, p. 274.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Admiralty. I desire you will order that John Welsh, a seaman belonging to the Suffolk, may be discharged from the said ship in order to his going to his family in Ireland. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 66.]
Nov. 28./Dec. 8.
Brussels.
Mons. D'Overkirk to the Prince of Waldeck. The enemy have withdrawn their troops from various garrisons, and have come within a short distance of the town; a letter from the Governor of Oudenarde, shows that they march towards Flanders. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 92.] Enclosing
The Governor of Oudenarde to the Prince of Waldeck. As to the movements of the enemy, it is thought that a large force will go towards Charleroi, and there is, therefore, no time to be lost. Oudenarde Nov. 27/Dec. 7. [Ibid., No. 92(i).]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Christopher Dodsworth. Shows that George Roberts, having obtained a judgment against him in an action of debt in the Court of King's Bench, since affirmed in the Exchequer Chamber, in which there is manifest error. Prays, therefore, for a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 215.]
Nov. 28. The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. I am commanded by the King to send you the enclosed letters, and to tell you he will send Col. Luttrell very speedily into Ireland, that he may employ his credit in persuading his countrymen to go home and live quietly there. The King would have you endeavour to prevail with some of the principal officers among the Irish, to use their interest among them for that purpose. Copy. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 99, and S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 275.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
The King's warrant to the Lords-Justices to disband the Irish army late in arms against him. [S.P. Ireland 353, No. 100, and S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 274.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Chamberlain of the Household, to admit Thomas Burnet, D.D., into the place and quality of clerk of the closet in ordinary. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 116.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for Anna Maria Bruyn, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for Peter Villepontoux, Jane, his wife, and Mary, Peter, Jane, and Isabeau, their children to go to Gravesend, and to New England, recommended by Mons. Bourdieu; and for Paul Baignioux, Mary, his wife, Henry, his son, and Mary Anne, his niece, ditto, on the same recommendation. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 152.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to prepare a bill containing a grant to John Stapleton, of the sole use of his invention for making white and yellow metal, whereby the expense of gold and silver for gilding may be prevented, which has never been before known. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 229.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to prepare a bill containing a grant to Ralph Marshall and John Englebert Teshmaker, of the sole use of their invention of making "spinnal yarn," they having erected at their own cost a Bucking House, fitted and prepared a whiting ground, brought several workmen out of Germany, educated and skilled in making spinnal, and hazarded several hundred pounds' worth of brown yarn to try the experiment whether the air, water, and other materials used for doing the same abroad, would be effectual here in England. They have found that they are so, and that a great quantity of flax and yarn of the growth and manufacture of our Kingdom, may be employed, which is now supplied from beyond the seas. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 230.]
Nov. 29./Dec. 9.
Brussels.
Major-Gen. Everard Van Weede to the King. Touching the Marquis de Castanaga, and the Elector of Brandenburg. [S.P. Dom. King Williams Chest 10, No. 93.]
Nov. 30. A List of Fellows of the Royal Society. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Will, and Mary 3, No. 84.]
Nov. 30./Dec. 10.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Encloses despatches, which have been received from Brussels. The aid they may expect is so small, that it renders the plans of Count de Solms almost impossible to carry out. Colonel Sparfelt, sends me word that the English Ambassador at Copenhagen wishes to see him, and I have not liked to refuse him leave to go. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 94.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The King has been pleased to give leave that Joseph Everington, with a pack of hounds, should go over to France in the next ship you send there for the exchange of prisoners. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 90.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Sir Charles Hedges. Having received information that the ship the Christianus Quintus, now riding in the Downs, is freighted with naval stores and contraband goods, being bound for France, I have directed the informants to attend you that you may give such directions therein as you shall judge necessary. The Cabinet Council meets this evening about 6 o'clock at Kensington where I desire you will be present to receive the King's pleasure touching the eight Danish ships. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 66.]
Nov. 30.
Kensington.
Commission for John Davies to be first lieutenant of that company whereof Capt. Stopford is captain in the first marine regiment of foot, commanded by Peregrine, Earl of Danby. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 227.]
Nov. 30.
Kensington.
Commission for Richard Warring to be lieutenant and youngest captain of the troop of grenadiers, belonging to the second troop of horse guards, commanded by James, Duke of Ormonde. [Ibid., 3, p. 96.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Samuel Jones, Mr. Martin Hartop and Mr. Thomas Head, and Frederick Swob, and Bernard Beat, their two servants, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 152.]
Nov. Memorandum by Col. Dopft. Huy, Namur and the country round, have been visited and put in readiness for the campaign. Counsel has been taken with the Prince of Barbancon about the roads and fortifications. The Baron de Berse has been making all the preparations he can. The magazines and powder are in charge of a citizen who does not take sufficient precautions in guarding them. The enemy have magazines all along the Meuse. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 10, No. 95.]